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FIVE different easy methods to crack into a cheap Sandleford safe found in the dumpster, WITHOUT using physical force. Including a bonus 6th method that doesn't work on this one.
Don't buy cheap hardware store safes, they are garbage!
Also advice on what to look for in a good quality home security safe, and TDR safes. Plus some lock picking.
00:00 - Don't buy cheap harwdare store safes!
00:47 - The Default Code
01:29 - Picking the cheap wafer lock
02:42 - Bumping the safe
03:28 - How bumping works. A look inside the mechanism
06:35 - Just punch out the cheap lock
07:11 - Coathanger attack
08:24 - They tried to prevent it and STILL failed! LOL
09:23 - Solenoid & Reset code wire attack
11:42 - The physical construction is just LAUGHABLE!
12:36 - Magnetic attack
13:03 - LOL I locked myself out & have to pick it again!
13:41 - So what IS a good quality safe?
16:35 - TDR Safes
17:50 - Inside a good quality key lock safe
19:12 - Conclusion
How secure are electronic safe locks? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxQUKAjq-7w
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27 thoughts on “Eevblog 1494 – five ways to open a cheap safe!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Graham Langley says:

    That's far worse internally than the one I had to get open for a local charity shop a few years back after all keys had been lost including the spare.

    Drilled out the lock then took the replacement safe apart to see how to trip the unlock mechanism and made up bent-wire tool to do it. The new one was slightly different so I couldn't just swap the door and the fixing holes were different. Then while clearing up guess what? I found someone had put the spare key for the old safe in the box of the new one…

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sitservice says:

    В таком сейфе можно хранить только свои несбывшиеся мечты…

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Arithryka says:

    bet you could open this thing with a can opener

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars FAXCORPunlimited says:

    Good vid

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DJ_PaulTUK says:

    Wow, what utter junk.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars N&N Flight Channel says:

    You have to do every method twice to proof that's not a Fluke 😂

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mustafa Hassan says:

    I think this kind of safe is mostly for keeping dangerous stuff from kids. You could store your guns in it. Realistically, your kid isn't going to start shorting wires or using picks. It's mostly just a deterrent.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mauro Tamm says:

    Put a real safe inside a cheap safe so no one bothers trying to look for it.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DB G says:

    Fake gold for in your fake safe, nice touch!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clint Davis says:

    You're giving this thing too hard a time. It's a safe that keeps honest people honest. Nobody's putting the crown jewels in a $99 safe.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars S W says:

    China makes all this garbage, then people looking for a 'bargain' go and buy it, so china makes more. It's a self-perpetuating problem. If people refused to touch this junk, china would stop making it and the world would be a better place.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TonyBe says:

    I love how they spot welded the whole holderpiece for the massive lock bolts to the door by like 6 spots… It's hilarious

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phillip bartlett says:

    Forgot the magnet method. Even easier.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Keith Plays says:

    That "stuff inside" the more expensive safes is called reinforced concrete.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Matthew Suffidy says:

    It is a great video, but I feel that strike and lawsuit from the dumpster around my neck. Gotta watch out when the plans come together.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheCod3r says:

    The name's Dave, Dave Jones, electronics engineer, youtube blogger, safe cracker

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Homer Simpson says:

    Nothing on one, click on two, slight movement on the core…

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jonathan Wilson says:

    This looks exactly like the kind of "safe" you might find at a big chain like Bunnings or Officeworks… Heck, I bet one or both stores will sell this exact safe (or the current version of it if its an older model)

    Your comment about not buying cheap safes should be extended to "don't buy a safe from a big chain at all, even an expensive one" (if you want a safe, go to a locksmith/safe shop, you will not only not get sold junk but you will also likely get good advice on exactly what safe best fits your needs)

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MakerofThings says:

    Ooooh! My time for a fun story!

    I recently bought a locked safe for $15 at an estate sale!

    The guy running the sale said "I don't care if its full of gold and jewlery, I don't want to move the thing!"

    We'll, a few helping hands and 5 hours of learning how to crack a safe and it was full of someones old coin collection and bars of silver from the 70s!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Worf says:

    The locking mechanism of the safe is pretty standard – you see the bolt sticking out of the rectangular body? That is actually a standard safe lock locking mechanism used in basically every quality safe – this is intentional so you can buy ANY safe, and replace the locking mechanism with your desired mechanism and it will fit in there – it's all standard!

    Your basic safe will have a spinning combination lock – it is settable (you will see a mark off to the side that represents the number in "set" mode) and breaking into one requires a light touch and probably 2-3 hours of an experienced safecracker time to do it – in a quiet environment because it's actually solving a puzzle and requires concentration. An automated safe cracker left to brute force it will take literally days if it has to try all the combinations – it can be sped up if you know a number or two. Note these comination locks typically are 4 digits long. And once you've keyed the last digit in, you have to spin the dial which if correct will engage the bolt and unlock it.

    Sparrows has a kit featuring a standard dial combination lock with the intent on showing you how to break into it – there are plenty of videos of people trying it and commenting it's a lot harder than it looks for someone without experience – to the point they also include the default combination if you give up. (Though the kit is easily opened in other ways because you're leaning how to manipulate the lock more than the kit being a real safe)

    So even if your perfect safe comes with a dial combination lock and you wanted a high security one, it's easily replaced. Probably something the supplier of your higher security lock can do in about 5 minutes on your safe.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars u c coskun says:

    I expected you to send a signal through a function generator, and try all the combinations or something.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Channel says:

    As long as it's reasonably hidden and bolted down, it's better than nothing and an opportunist burglar would not bother with it.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Turner says:

    Is this the safe from Netherland?

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AFM AFM says:

    This is a lock picking engineer and what I have for you today is a crappy designed safe that I’m gonna humiliate now.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter says:

    A 20 min video from LockPickingLawyer? Oh, never mind!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nuts n Proud says:

    I wonder if the LockPickingLawyer has picked these?

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bret Holmes says:

    Hi there, I'm the safe cracking Ozzie..

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